Small but perfectly formed
Just when you think you know your area really well you round a corner and something previously unknown takes your breath away. On a recent visit to see our team in Montmorillon, Vienne, we asked for their expert view on what to see in the vicinity. As one they all said Mortemart. We'd never even heard of it so we hopped in the car and, 40 minutes later, drove into this dreamy little town.
One of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, Mortemart is undeniably tiny but no less beautiful for its lack of size. A stunning church, the duke's castle, a carmelite convent, a pretty square with cafe, ancient houses, overflowing window boxes and planters. Those that live here evidently love it to bits.
And then there is the horse and cart, available to hire for a guided tour of the historical highlights of the town.
Don't expect to spend a whole day here, but do make time to drop in for a coffee if you are anywhere nearby.
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